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The Resource A Delhi obsession, M.G. Vassanji

A Delhi obsession, M.G. Vassanji

Label
A Delhi obsession
Title
A Delhi obsession
Statement of responsibility
M.G. Vassanji
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Two-time Giller Prize winner M.G. Vassanji returns with a powerful new novel about grief and second chances, tradition and rebellion, set in vibrant present-day Delhi. Munir Khan, a recent widower from Toronto, on a whim decides to visit Delhi, his ancestral city. Born in Kenya, he has lost all family connections, and has never visited India before. While he's sitting in the bar of the club where he is staying, an attractive woman takes a chair at his table to await her husband. A sparring match ensues. The two are from different worlds: Munir is a westernized agnostic of Muslim origin, ignorant about India; Mohini, a modern Hindu woman and daughter of "Partition" refugees, whose family bears resentment towards Muslims. She's religiously traditional, but also a liberal and provocative newspaper columnist--and utterly witty and charming. Against her better judgement, Mohini agrees to show Munir around Delhi. As they explore the thriving markets and historical buildings of Delhi, an inexplicable attraction begins. What follows is a passionate love affair--uncontrollable yet impossible. This is a period of rising Hindu nationalism in modern India that at times manifests itself in vigilante violence. Constantly lurking at Munir's club is the menacing presence of a group of arch conservatives, self-styled protectors of Hindu women and cows. To them Munir Khan is simply a Muslim "love-jihadi" who has led the pride of Hindu womanhood, Mohini Singh, astray. Munir and Mohini must contend with the cost of their passion
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NLC
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Vassanji, M. G
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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  • Widowers
  • Delhi (India)
Label
A Delhi obsession, M.G. Vassanji
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
on1082851675
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
279 pages
Isbn
9780385692854
Label
A Delhi obsession, M.G. Vassanji
Publication
Control code
on1082851675
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
279 pages
Isbn
9780385692854

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